Mini-Me: $75 Billion a Year, and US IC Still Cuts and Pastes Without Updating Years’ Old Information

Huh? US Intelligence Report a Cut-Paste on Chinese Missiles College students can be flunked for cut-and-paste reports, think tankers can be embarrassed, Defense News staff writers can be fired, but not, apparently, members of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). Most of its so-called “updated” report, 2013 Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat, which …

2013 Robert Steele: It’s Time for Crisis Mappers to Spin Up Corruption Mappers 2.0 + Corruption RECAP

I share with Lawrence Lessig the conviction that corruption is the principal threat to humanity.  I would add to that my own view that corruption is responsible for 50% of all investments being wasted, be they in agriculture, energy, health, or the military, as representative domains.  I also believe that corruption will persist until individuals …

Berto Jongman: West Point Software for Mapping Organized (Street) Crime — Made in Israel, Another Back Door to US Data?

Unmasking organised crime networks with data Military software engineers have developed a program that can predict the social structures of street gangs. Philip Ball explains how it could help fight crime. One of the big challenges in fighting organised crime is precisely that it is organised. It is run a bit like a business, with …

Marcus Aurelius: NSA Rejecting All US Citizen FOIA Requests — While FISA Court, Which Has No Jurisdiction Domestically, Goes Stasi

Daily Kos: NSA Rejecting Every FOIA Request Made by U.S. Citizens NYT:  In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers Of N.S.A. See Also: GCHQ Surveillance: The Power of Britain’s Data Vacuum Rickard Falkvinge: Sweden Works for NSA Which Works for Israel, Against Russia and Also Europe? Snowden Interview: NSA ‘In Bed Together with the Germans’

Berto Jongman: US Jumps Off the Cliff: False Lessons from Foreign Wars Now Applied Against US Public — the Public is the Obstacle, the Enemy, and the Target

Domestic lessons learned from foreign wars A new book reveals that intelligence tactics devised for use abroad are employed against America’s own citizens Henry Porter The Observer, Saturday 6 July 2013 Out of the blue, and right from the heart of the American military establishment – the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California, no less …